05-03-2020

News: Opportunities for documentary filmmakers, deadline March 15

Emerging Producers introduced at Berlinale, new call open!

Eighteen up-and-coming documentary film producers from Europe were introduced to film professionals and journalists present at the 70th Berlinale (see photo gallery). The call for applications for the next edition of EMERGING PRODUCERS was also announced in Berlin, with a deadline on March 15, 2020. The programme will include two sessions – in Jihlava (October 2020) and Berlin (February 2021). You can now submit your applications or share the news with talented producers around you. The 17 Emerging Producers from Europe will be accompanied by a participant from Israel, which is the guest country of the 2021 edition.

Ji.hlava Film Fund offers 20,000 EUR in post-production services

Have your film supported from the Ji.hlava Film Fund! The Ji.hlava Film Fund provides in-kind grants totaling 20,000 EUR for visual and sound post-production of documentaries originating in Central and Eastern Europe. We are primarily looking for projects with unique authorial style and focus on contemporary and thought-provoking themes. Ji.hlava Film Fund's partners are UPP, Soundsquare and the Center for Documentary Film, and the deadline for submissions is March 15.

Submit your documentary to Ji.hlava IDFF

Film submissions to the 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival are now open. We accept feature-length and short films, animated and interactive documentaries. The films premiered in Jihlava have a chance to be nominated for the European Film Academy Awards and the winners at the Ji.hlava IDFF are also eligible also for Oscar® consideration in the Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature Subject categories. Check the deadlines now.

Echoes of Ji.hlava in Belgium

The 8th Echoes of Ji.hlava IDFF are underway in Belgium and the programme continues until March 9 in Brussels and Antwerp. The Echoes include a number of public screenings followed by debates with the filmmakers and protagonists, as well as offering two masterclasses with progressive female directors for the students of the University of Antwerp and RITCS School of Arts.

Dok.Revue brings again a pile of good documentary read

In the new issue of Dok.Revue you can enjoy an interview with the legend of Czech documentary, Karel Vachek, watch a masterclass by Sergey Dvortsevoy about boundaries between documentary and fiction, learn about emerging Czech female documentarians, and read Viera Čákanyová’s text about her film FREM, which premiered in Ji.hlava, opened Berlinale’s Forum section and continues its journey on the festival circuit.

Czech Docs… Coming Soon

Five upcoming documentaries will be presented at East Doc Platform in Prague during Czech Docs… Coming Soon on March 10: A New Shift (dir. Jindřich Andrš / CZ), Brotherhood (dir. Francesco Montagner, / CZ, IT), Every Single Minute (dir. Erika Hníková / CZ, SK), At Full Throttle (dir. Miro Remo, / CZ, SK) and Wolves on the Borders (dir. Martin Páv / CZ). The presentation is organized by the Institute of Documentary Film in cooperation with the Audiovisual Producers' Association (APA) and will be moderated by Diana Tabakov (DocAlliance Films). Find out more here and join the event on Facebook.